YEAR 11 PREPARING FOR OPPORTUNITIES CONFERENCE - 2020
On Friday 10th January our Year 11 students enjoyed a one day conference to help them prepare for life after school.
The students were able to choose three career taster workshops during the day. These interactive sessions were led by professionals within their field of expertise. The workshops explored the variety of jobs available in each area, the skills and qualifications needed and the working environment.
Students had a chance to: analyse evidence from a famous trial, devise business plans, design and create a structure, create an electronic circuit board, code robots, create a broadcast film - plus many other activities!
The students were able to choose from twenty three different potential career sectors ranging from Art & Design through to Medicine, City & Finance, Life Sciences, Psychology, Media, Law and everything in-between! The students were given a unique insight into potential career paths and were able to put questions to an expert at the end of each session.
The conference proved to be both an enjoyable and successful day and you will find some of the comments from the students below:
‘The day was very helpful and I now know what I want to do in the future. I was given very clear information.’
‘I really enjoyed getting to know about each workshop. It was so interesting.’
‘The practical sessions were fun and we were given really useful information for post 16.’
‘It was interesting to learn about the different pathways to certain careers, like law and medicine. Also to be able to find out about the different jobs available in different fields. I loved learning about the careers but also being able to see the practical side of things; for example the mock trial in law.’
‘The medicine talk was so interesting, particularly the doctor’s personal journey to becoming a doctor.
‘It was fun, hands on and practical, particularly the engineering.’
‘Thank you for this insight into my future career, so motivating to understand what I have to do next to follow this path.’
‘Overall it was a very informative and engaging experience, which will definitely help me decide my future career path.’
Thank you to everyone who helped to make it such a successful day.
V Sullivan Careers Coordinator